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Pigeon Point Light Station

210 Pigeon Point Rd, Hwy 1, Pescadero, CA 94060
650-879-2120
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Pescadero
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
Activities: Whale watching, Group tours/walking tour
Description: This historic lighthouse, named after the carrier pigeon, is more than a century old.
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Venetia
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139 reviews 139 reviews
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

If your driving up Rt 1 along the coast this is a great photo opp. The shore line and the light house are a great combo here.

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Wilburton, Oklahoma
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Pigeon point lighthouse was the the fourth lighthouse that I saw during my trip to Southern California. And it wasn't planned. It was a decision I had made night before we went. We drove to half moon bay and drove along the coast. The scenery and the lighthouse was very beautiful.

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101 reviews 101 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This state operated light house operates by donation only and has a friendly staff eager to share the history for FREE! There are a few trails and you can see sea lions bathing on the rocks, there is a little gift store, a hostel (very reasonably priced) and free restrooms that could be improved upon. But all in all a... More

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Orlando, Florida
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154 reviews 154 reviews
36 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Hadn't planned on seeing this attraction but it caught my eye as I was driving up Hwy 1 and decided to make a quick stop. Quite glad that I did because the lighthouse is a beautiful historical gem perched right on the beach and the cool foggy day make it picture perfect. There's a small gift shop and information center... More

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Pigeon Point Light House is a beautiful lighthouse. We were there on a glorious sunny day and the views were breathtaking. There is also a hostel here. We have been to this area several times. Some of the beaches nearby the lighthouse are "hidden" from the road. On one of our trips we saw a boat shipwrecked along the coast... More

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Loreto, Mexico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Stopped on our way up the California coast to view this old lighthouse. No tours were allowed, as the lighthouse is in need of repair. After reading about its history, we made a generous donation and hope to see it preserved soon.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

This is a gem! The place has great overlooks onto a cove and the surrounding seas. Spotted what we figured was a whale in the cove, blow hole and all! Visited the exhibits which were very interesting and moreover, spoke with the guides who were friendly and engaged us with stories from recent experiences and long ago!

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Hamden, Connecticut
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

High Again All. The whole thing is very picturesque with the lighthouse on the sea cliff. It is worth the stop if only to take a few pictures. Regards, OldeBear

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Tracy, California
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146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The lighthouse is being restored and currently shows its age, but the docents working there certainly love it. The large glass lens has been brought down for a close up view. There is also a hostel on the site. From the boardwalk you can see a variety of birds along with seals and sea lions. On other visits, during migration,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This was OK. The trees were as interesting as the light house.We passed it by chance and stopped off. The toilet were absolutely disgusting.

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